How do you follow-up a three week #1 smash? How about with a song written by the same hit songwriting team? Joe Nichols’ just released new single, “The Shape I’m In,” was written by the same trio that penned his recent three week #1 smash hit “Gimmie That Girl.” Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, otherwise known as the Peach Pickers, also wrote Nichols’ newest release “The Shape I’m In.” Both songs are found on the artist’s critically acclaimed CD Old Things New.
“It’s a natural fit,” said Nichols. “Same writers and same feel with the production as ‘Gimmie that Girl,’ plus, I’m a big fan of the Muscle Shoals groove/sound, and this song lends itself to that sound. It also has a ‘feeling good’ lyric. Definitely my kind of song.”
Nichols became the newest member of an elite club several weeks ago when “Gimmie That Girl” topped the charts and stayed there for three weeks, becoming the first single of 2010 to hold the #1 position on the music charts for three consecutive weeks. In fact, since 2008 only six other artists have had a single last three weeks at #1 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart (Lady A, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins and Taylor Swift).
Nichols will be touring for the remainder of the summer and into the fall. For information on tour dates, as well as the latest on Joe Nichols, please visit Joe’s official site www.joenichols.com.